The popularity of Judge Judy (real name Judy Sheindlin) and her shows cannot be underestimated — the actual judge earns about $47 million a year while also generating around $160 million for CBS in licensing fees and advertising. In other words, Judge Judy is a titan of both the entertainment world and the judicial system, and one doesn’t want to get on her bad side, which is probably why Charlie and Sid quickly capitulated when brought face to face with Judge Judy and her demands in “How I Met Your Father.” This hasn’t been lost on social media, where several people have expressed their adoration at the surprise cameo.
On Reddit, u/Pengers92 felt like Sid and Charlie trying to sell the aptly named “Judy Juice” was very much like a Ted (Josh Radnor) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) move from “How I Met Your Mother.” Similarly, Twitter denizens @jftb0418 and @gingerneighbor were also enthusiastic about the “Judy Juice” moniker, while another user was completely shocked at the appearance of Judge Judy.
Others were also surprised at the cameo, like @trandomGO and @xMandiMusicLove. @KhamGSkates took things a step further by posting a GIF of Judge Judy doing a shimmy, and tweeted, “Judge Judy was one of the best parts of today’s episode.” Regrettably, “Judy Juice” isn’t a real thing (as of yet), but it seems as if “How I Met Your Father” fans still loved seeing the iconic judge pop up on the show.